Discolored Water Issues?

Call the City of Flint Water Department at (810) 766-7202 to report any changes in your water.

The City of Flint has heard from residents who are concerned about discolored water flowing from a fire hydrant during a Fire Department operation on Jamieson St.

Anytime firefighters open a fire hydrant, they need to flush out stagnant water and debris in the fire hydrant barrel and pipe before using it. After flushing, the hydrant delivers the same high quality water that flows into homes and businesses in Flint every day.

Minerals and sediment occur in waterlines in all cities. It is normal for minerals and sediment to build up in fire hydrant barrels and lines and cause discoloration in the water.

Using high velocity flow on a fire hydrant during normal operation can disturb iron sediment in the water lines and cause reddish or rusty tap water in nearby homes and businesses. If this happens, call the Water Department right away at (810) 766-7202.

Outside of normal business hours, residents can leave a voicemail and expect a return call from the Water Department the same day.

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